UMD Blog is built on the WordPress MultiUser platform, a free, open-source package. It is easy to use and is available to all students, faculty, and staff for personal journaling, academic and organization content hosting.

Some typical users of WordPress blog technology include:

  1. News and announcements
  2. Learning journals
  3. Learning communities
  4. Research project publication
  5. Personal web presence
  6. Resource sharing
  7. Collaborative authoring